Five local and regional bluegrass bands will perform at a festival to celebrate an impressive music history and vitality in the nation’s capital. When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Kingman Island at the entrance of RFK Stadium Parking Lot 6, Washington, DC Kingman and Heritage Islands are located in the middle of [...]
The DC Bluegrass Festival is growing to two days and moving to a new home in Maryland. The indoor festival kicks off on Friday night Feb. 24 with the Great 2012 DCBU Band Competition. National and local bluegrass musicians will perform and instrument workshops will be held all day Saturday, Feb. 25. The Boxcars, Sierra [...]
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This annual festival of roots music takes place Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 starting at 10 a.m. at Carroll County Farm Museum. This year’s festival features Buckwheat Zydeco, The Calvin Cooke Band, and Jesse McReynolds with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. For more information about performers, times, and tickets, visit the festival Website.
The Second Annual DC Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Langley High School in McLean, VA., from 1pm to 10pm. Headlining the festival are the award-winning Gibson Brothers and the Claire Lynch Band. Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group will also be there, along with Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, [...]
The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, is hosting a 5-day after-hours “Emerging Artist Concerts” series at The International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass 2010, in Nashville TN. These 5 Events will each feature 5 bands and take place from Monday, September 27th to Saturday, October 2nd on-site at the Nashville [...]
The 15th annual CCE Irish Folk Festival kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 12 p.m. in downtown Fairfax City, Virginia. Musical instrument workshops will be offered in traditional Irish fiddling from world-class fiddler Willie Kelly; button-accordion virtuoso Mary Rafferty Clancy and others. The Irish dance schools performing at the festival will explain the nature [...]
Hazel Dickens and the Claire Lynch Band will perform at McDaniel College’s Alumni Hall Theater Thursday, July 15 at 8 p.m. Many know Claire Lynch as the legendary female vocalist from the classic bluegrass group Front Porch String Band, the voice on Moonlighter and Lovelight, or the harmonizer from Dolly Parton’s bluegrass CD’s, The Grass [...]
Traditions Week II: July 11-16
Common Ground on the Hill and McDaniel College in central Maryland are offering two separate week-long sessions of workshops, classes, dances, art exhibits, and concerts on its beautiful campus in central Maryland. Sessions topics include banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar & bass.
The first DC Bluegrass Festival will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Langley High School (6520 Georgetown Pike in McLean, VA 22101) from 1pm to 9pm. Headlining the festival is the band Mountain Heart. Also appearing are Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie, Country Current, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Walt [...]
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is proud to be the media sponsor for the D.C. Bluegrass Union’s Fall Concert, featuring Chester River Runoff and IBMA nominees The Gibson Brothers. 6:30 p.m., November 14, 2009 James Lee Community Theater, located in the James Lee Community Center 2855-A Annandale Road Falls Church, VA Tickets are $18 for DCBU members [...]
For Flecktones fans—and anyone who loves boundary-busting music by world-class players, here’s reason to give thanks early this year! The world’s best and most versatile banjo player, Béla Fleck, has reassembled the original Flecktones including harmonica extraordinaire Howard Levy for the first time in 18 years and the Strathmore audience will be among the few [...]
Doubling as a wedding (DC-based documentary film producer Sara Parnell and local musician Joe Crosby) and a public music festival, Sunflower Fest will be held lakeside at the Rocky Gap State Park amphitheater right outside Cumberland, MD. Show date is Saturday, October 10, 2009 (Columbus Day weekend) peak time for the autumn foliage in the [...]
The fest has become a tradition in Arlington, a tribute to Speedy’s lifelong achievements – all 91 years of them – and dedication to traditional music. A respected presence at any American roots music gathering, Speedy Tolliver is known for his versatility, having mastered various fiddle and banjo styles including old time, bluegrass, Dixieland and [...]
Saturday, Nov 8 – Katy Daley emcees a concert featuring Mark O’Connor, Tony Trischka, Frank Vignola, and The Biscuit Burners, tracing the historical roots of American acoustic music from its beginnings right up to the era of modern day jazz and swing. Held at the Kennedy Center.